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Experience Antarctica Differently

Antarctica will amaze you.

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Fly to Antarctica

FLY Across the Drake Passage - 16 Day Trip

FLY to Antarctica and JOIN a YACHT for the most up-close, personal, journey to ANTARCTICA

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Sail. Explore. Discover.

FLY to ANTARCTICA

SKIP the DRAKE

We are an Expedition Sailboat Company

We sail in the World's Southern Ocean and Explore some of the last wild places. We take keen travelers, Adventureres, Scientists, and Mountaineers where they want to go. Explore Antarctica, the Beagle Channel, Isla de los Estados, the Falklands, the Darwin Range and Fjords, South Georgia
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Ocean Tramp is an Expedition sailing vessel built for the high latitudes. She is Aluminum hulled and has a very protected pilot house for steering. You want nothing less when going to Antarctica

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Ocean Tramp allows passengers to get up close to the ice. Her size allows provides maneuverability and flexibility. We can get into places larger boats can not. We can also take advantage of opportunities as they arise – amazing light, a breaching whale, and that perfect shot.

Watch to learn more about Quixote Expeditions and our exciting destinations

Watch to learn more about Quixote Expeditions and where we go!

Where Do We Go?

Choose Your Next Southern Ocean Sailing Adventure

Antarctica

Sail or FLY to the White Continent and experience Antarctica how it is supposed to be experienced. First hand, up close, personal. Spend time watching penguins, whales, seals. Explore old whaling stations, science bases
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Isla de Los Estados

Only very recently opened to the public, Quixote Expeditions is one of very few who have permits to this island. Isla de los Estados is home to King penguins, a former prison colony, and the site of the famed Jule Verne Novel “Lighthouse at the end of the World”, join us to explore this remote island nature preserve
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Upcoming Trips!

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Science

We don’t just go to amazing places, we also interact with them. On every expedition we bring an active research scientist so that they can take samples, observations, or other data for their research. Why? We care about the places we go. We want our guests to be involved in first hand research. We think its important.
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Who Travels with Us?

See what past guests have said about their adventure

Curious Minds

Adventurous Souls

Scientists

Travelers

Thanks for this amazing journey... The amazing sunrise in the Magellan Straits, the Commerson dolphins playing at the bow and the huge rainbow at sunset during the crossing... are some of my best memories.  I feel lucky for being able to journey like this.

Michel

I can not begin to say how much I enjoyed my time on Ocean Tramp! Your confidence and competence made for such a wonderful adventure. Thank you for getting around a spectacular part of the world in such comfort.

Lorraine

PROUD!

IAATO

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We are proud to be a member of IAATO – a community or Antarctic Tour Operators that works together to protect Antarctica and give the best possible experience to each and every visitor.

Leave No Trace

Partner
We are proud to be a partner with Leave No Trace and support the seven Leave No Trace Principles on our trips.

Eco-Friendly Travel

Quixote Expeditions uses technology and simplicity to offer some of the most eco-friendly, efficient, and minimal impact trips.
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Solar Panels are in use onboard to help supply the boat with power
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Motion sensor faucets help limit wasteful water consumption
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LED lights on the entire boat cut down on power consumption by nearly 90%
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With a wind generator, we harness the wind’s power and use it onboard

Latest updates from the vessel

blogs updates from onboard
  • COUNT DOWN Antarctica Here We Come!!! We are now in Count down mode!  2 days until we leave for Antarctica.  Excited?  YES?  Things ready and under control?  Amazingly more or less yes!  Fede and I decided back in May that since the first trip was…

  • Antarctic Gear Quixote Expedition Antarctic Gear Available onboard! We are so excited for new merchandise this year – beanies, buffs, t-shirts, polos!  All available ONBOARD!!!!   We love these hats – they keep us super warm when exploring the ice AND are from a local…

  • Preparation in Antarctica The History and Art of Preparation in Antarctica Preparation for Antarctica.  Its essential – it was essential for Amundsen and is equally true and essential for our scientists.    One of my favorite Antarctic quotes comes from Amundsen – Victory awaits him…

  • Solo Antarctica Travelers Sailing on Ocean Tramp is a Great Option for Solo travelers to Antarctica Who joins Quixote Expeditions? We get a mix of couples, friends and solo travelers. Today we are going to focus on why Quixote Expeditions is a good choice for…

  • Happy Antarctica Day!   Celebrating the Day of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty   On December 1, 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed by 12 countries starting the international collaboration to maintain Antarctica as a place of peaceful inquiry and scientific discovery.  We’re glad…

  • Otter Scientist Presents Otter data and is Recognized at annual meeting Alejandro Velenzuela wins award for otter research! Proud?  YES!   Alejandro Valenzuela, has joined Ocean Tramp on two expeditions as a guest scientists, once last November 2016 and this past October to better understand the…

  • Circumnavigation – Isla de los Estados Highlights of Ocean Tramp Around the Island   Exploring Bahia Franklin   Overnighting in Caleta Canepa Rounding the Eastern Cape of the Island Exploring Colnett   Puerto Hoppner   Back in the Beagle Channel    

  • Best Antarctica Gifts Your best friend? Your brother? Your neighbor? You know someone going to Antarctica? (or even looking for a gift for yourself before the big trip?) Get something that shows you are as excited as they are about their Polar adventure (its is…

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